At a special meeting of the borough council called on June 13 to fill the seat, Ms. Michener was reappointed to serve out the rest of her term. She has to accept the reappointment to be seated back on the council.
A hearing was held in Council Chambers on May 2 for the councilwoman to explain why she missed the council meetings and should not be removed from office. At Ms. Michener's discretion, the hearing was open to the public and was filled to capacity with mostly supporters of the councilwoman.
At the often contentious hearing, Ms. Michener said she had a medical excuse for not attending the meetings, but declined to reveal the nature of the ailment. She also maintained she was not the only councilmember to miss several meeting, saying councilmen Dennis Obeldobel and John Smith had missed numerous meetings in the past and weren't removed from office.
The following week, on May 16 at the regular borough council meeting, the council voted to remove Ms. Michener from office for her failure to attend meetings since the first of the year.
The day after Ms. Michener was removed from council, she was the leading vote getter for Mount Oliver Council in the Primary Election closely followed by her running mates Darnell Sains and Corey McGough. The trio succeeded in unseating councilmen Obeldobel and James Cassidy for the opportunity to run in the November General Election.